Kits for Checkout

Kits for Checkout

Are you gearing up for your seasonal programs and need to reserve or check out any of the great Utah State 4-H resources or kits? You have come to the right place! Below you will find a detailed alphabetical list of what we have available. After you decide what you need, you have a two step process:

First, check the Resource Reservation Calendar to see if the item(s) you would like to check out is available for the time you need it.  Please note that these items must be checked out through your county.

Next, if your resource is available,CONTACT YOUR COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICE and ask them to reserve it on your behalf.  Each county office has its own checkout procedures for the kits.

COUNTY EXTENSION OFFICES - fill out this online form to request the resource you'd like to check out, and we will respond to confirm your registration and to arrange for delivery and pick-up.

**NOTE: Persons must go through their County Extension Office to reserve the resources. Reservations must be submitted 1 week before pick up date. 

Looking for the downloadable SET and Other Guides?  Click Here!

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Resource Description

Animal Track Molds Tote

Make your own plaster track of an animal track. Includes assortment of track molds from various North American wildlife
  • 5 field guide books
  • 2 Track Mold Totes Available at Thanksgiving Point
  • Large track molds ex. bird multi track and bear/moose can be requested
Birding Tote:

Get outside and look for Birds Kits includes activity guides, binoculars and other items to learn and look for birds.
  • 25 binoculars
  • 25 backyard bird books
  • 5 bird card games
  • 5 birds nests and eggs book,
  • 1 Picture book about Rachel Carson
  • 1 take a backyard bird walk book
  • 1 bird watcher book,
  • 1 bird Clever Catch Game ball
1 Tote Available at Thanksgiving Point
Dinosaur Tote:

This Dinosaur Tote will help you explore ancient life! Cast your own fossils in a fossil mold, see the various types of dinosaurs with plastic models, and play dinosaur games! Discover all kinds of ancient life.  1 Tote Available at Thanksgiving Point
E-Trex Garmin Legend GPS Recievers:

GPS Units - The State 4-H Office has a total of 30 GPS units which can be checked out in groups of 10. GPS units are a great "learn by doing" resource. Check out our GPS page with information on our GPS Program. In addition to checking out our GPS Units, you can download GPS Teaching Resources. 4-H is successful in a large part because of the volunteer leaders who lead clubs at the local level. In order to help those volunteers and staff who are interested in using GPS with their clubs, several teaching resources have been made available on a CD that is available to volunteer leaders. Click here to download the GPS CD teaching resources.

EnviroScape Watershed Model:

Watershed/Nonpoint Source model. water pollution comes from many sources. Nonpoint sources contribute a great deal to the pollution in our water bodies. The combined effect of pollution from many small sources can have a real impact on the quality of our shared water resources.
Fish Print Discovery Tote

Fish printing is a perfect way to combine science (fish diversity, anatomy, ecology) art (create colorful displays), math (measure fins, proportions, count fin rays), reading (combine with fish stories) and writing (write fact or fiction about the fish) while practicing the ageless art of Gyotaku or fish printing. Before cameras, fishermen often recorded large or unusual specimens by making ink block reproductions of their catch. Now your students can develop beautiful, scientifically accurate prints without having to locate real fish. All you need is block ink or paint an ink roller, newspaper, and any art paper. For dramatic prints, ink a replica with multiple colors.

Comes with 2 cookie sheets, 5 rubber fish, 2 rollers, 1 instruction book. 2 Totes Available from Thanksgiving Point

Fuel Cell Car Kit
(2 Kits Available from Thanksgiving Point)
Each kit includes:
  • One fuel cell car
  • 1 instruction book
  • Solar panel

Invasive Weed Models Tote
Includes weed models of Yellow Starthistle, Leafy Spurge, Dalmatian Toadflax & Spotted Knapweed. Good to use for weed mapping activities with GPS receivers.
1 Tote Available from Thanksgiving Point.

Keva Planks:
Keva Planks offer youth a hands on learning experience that can be the gateway to:

  • Conversation Starter - Children will develop their verbal skill as they discuss plans and projects.
  • Imagination Grower - Most of the things built with KEVA planks don't quite look like the real thing, but the fun is being able to capture the essence of an object so it becomes obvious what it is. The imagination must fill in all of the gaps.
  • Team Builder - It doesn't take long to figure out that a tower goes up much faster with an extra set of hands. Lots of projects require repetition of a pattern, and once the pattern is established all builders know what to do.
  • Artist Inspirer - Many children have not explored their artistic nature. Every child is an artist and will gain pleasure from creating.
Lego Mindstorm NXT Robotics Kit:

LEGO® MindStorm™ Robotics Team Challenge Kits containing software, Lego pieces and a programmable brick are available for checkout. Contact your County Extension Office for checkout policies and availability. Two sets of 5 Lego Mindstorms NXT 12 are available from the Thanksgiving Point location.
Lego Wedo Robotics Kits:

These Lego Wedo Robotic kits are a great new kit design for younger elementary students. They will provide a great hands-on learning experience to actively engage children’s creative thinking, teamwork, and problem-solving skills.  Two sets of 5 Lego Wedo Kits are available for checkout from the Thanksgiving Point location.

The LEGO® Education WeDo™ Robotics Construction Set is an easy-to-use set that introduces young students to robotics when combined with the LEGO Education WeDo Robotics Software v.1.2. Students will be able to build LEGO models featuring working motors and sensors; program their models; and explore a series of cross-curricular, theme-based activities while developing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, as well as language and literacy. The construction set comes with printed building instructions for 12 models and contains more than 150 elements including a motor, tilt sensor, motion sensor, and LEGO USB Hub.


Lights, Camera, Cooking Tote:
The Utah 4-H Lights, Camera, Cooking Tote contains eight weeks of activities to help kids film and star in their own cooking show. Kids will focus on doing, reflecting, and applying! The activities center on kids learning about cooking, how to give a demonstration, the steps needed to prepare food. Kids will have the opportunity to write their script, film with a digital Flip camera, and then to import those video clips to a laptop and assemble them to create a video. The capstone of this eight week session is for the kids to give a live showing of their newly developed skills in front of an audience that they have personally invited.

Microscope Tote
  • Comes with 2 microscopes
1 Tote Available

Mobile Lab:
A mobile laptop lab is available to county offices for checkout to assist with robotics camps, and many other experiences that you might need a computer lab for. Laptops are placed regionally contact the 4-H Office if you need help identifying the regional contact.

  • Mobile Computer Lab 2 Sets of 5 laptops (Thanksgiving Point Location)

Solar System Exploration Space Tote

Resources for camps, clubs and afterschool programs interested in space includes:
  • Star Go game
  • 1 falling into a black hole game (2 dice and 2 baggies of game pieces)
  • 1 diagram of the planets
  • 1 constellations book

Starlab Mobile Planetarium:
Inflatable Planetarium that allows you to have a star show at your next meeting or event, includes the Standard sized dome. The starlab is picked up with the Night Sky and Greek Mythology Constellations Cylinders. Native American Mythology and Ocean Current cylinders can also be requested.

T-Rex Model 1/12 size Tote:

This tote contains a 1/12 size model of a T-Rex that youth can assemble! This is a great activity for a team building exercise or to get a clearer picture of the amazing T-Rex!